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Whole Hog Brief Issue 178, November 2009
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 178, November 2009

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The front page of the November 2009 issue reports the latest Danish census data for sows and pigs – the breeding herd marks time. Page 2 describes the Canadian herd data – the numbers fall again. FAO’s production and trade forecasts for 2010 are also on this page.  Page 3 asks if the UK breeding herd has turned a corner?  Is the US price rally a trick or treat is the headline for page 4. The North American Powerhouses data is tabulated on page 5 with Smithfield Foods in the # 1 slot in the USA followed by; Triumph Foods , Seaboard Foods, Iowa Select Farms, The Pipestone System, The Maschhoffs, Prestage Farms, Cargill, The Carthage System, and AVMC Management Services. Also on page 5 the Canadian the running order is Hytek in the top spot followed by; Big Sky Farms, Maple Leaf  Agri-Farms, The Puratone Corporation, and Sunterra Farms.

Page 6 presents a review of Tican the other Danish processor.  Page 7 shows pig prices falling across all EU countries. Canada’s exports fall back a little on page 8 and US pork exports fall again on page 9. Australia’s trade gap opens wider on page 10. On page 11 Japan’s imports are down and stocks are up. The South Korean market is still struggling on the same page.

Page 12 provides short reports on; the NPPC’s argument with the US Congress about hog farmers’ losses, the BPEX cost of production report for 2008, CPI’s receipt of a grant of $0.55 million for marketing from the Canadian AgriMarketing Program, ASF in Russia, and the discovery of the first draft of the pig genome in the UK.  The back page sets out Company News for; Zhongpin, Cargill’s Q1 2010 earnings, and Maple Leaf Foods’ Q3 2009 sales.  The Global Price Monitor is also presented on page 13 and tabulates prices for 17 countries.